Rihanna: comments on hair “foolery”

Rihanna rocks! Recently she was seen in a very short coiffed hair style that was absolutely amazing. Of course she is a style icon, fearless when it comes to hair change. As hair stylist we love a girl like her to sit in our chair. Rihanna will rock the hair, never tacky, and there is that ever so fine line in creativity.

I read this story on Global Grind http://m.globalgrind.com/style/rihanna-black-girl-hair-care-magazines-style-details where RiRi denounces the fashion magazines for some unwanted hair “foolery”.

I was litteraly in awe! Rihanna publicly shames the media and fashion for their betrayal of diversity and knowledge of hair texture.

Hmm, don’t act like you didn’t notice!

Pick up any fashion magazine and no girl every says to themselves I want that textured hair unless they already have it, and most of our desire to wear any look is based on what we see visually.

Incredible that she raised awareness to this hair issue or lack there of. This industry is amazingly growing in diversity and appreciation of all hair textures, but as Rihanna says “being able to do hair and being able to do black hair are 2 different things”.

She said it! Being a hairstylist of all ethnicities, I can clearly agree with her. And someone please answer why we still have “black salons” and “straight hair salons”. Hair stylist isn’t that a boring job, if you only do one texture. I have never worked in such a salon and can’t imagine touching or not touching every texture on the planet, and doing it well.

The same passion, detail, innovation when creating fine hairstyles for ads must also be put into textured hair styles for advertisement.

Usually on set there is always hairstylist with multi textural experience with a willingness to embrace diversity in hair textured even tho they don’t perform services on black hair or any other texture on a regular basis and that is a recipe for disaster. Especially when you cross a celebrity who has very textured tresses!

Hair is every girls “Diamonds”! No matter what texture, it should shine!

I love Rihanna for starting a dialog and her perspective is crucial to fashions image portrayal of diversity in hair. More importantly to helping create a more diverse reflection of American hair textures in fashion that givesdetail, newness, and creative style with the same passion as it does straight hair.



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